Self-Defense with Moving Meditation
Tai ChiTraditional Yang Style
Sometimes called “moving meditation,” tai chi has been regarded as a martial art and its traditional practitioners still teach it as one.
Originally developed in China as a form of self-defense, this graceful form of exercise has existed for about 2,000 years. It has developed a worldwide following among many thousands of people for purposes of health and longevity. Tai chi theory and practice is centered on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. Its benefits include health maintenance and stress management.
Tai chi training first and foremost involves learning solo routines, known as forms. And while the image of Tai Chi in popular culture is typified by exceedingly slow movement, many styles (including the three most popular, Yang, Wu and Chen) have secondary forms of a faster pace.
Benefits of Tai Chi
- Improved Balance
- Stress Reduction
- Increased Flexibility
- Greater Focus
- Self Defense & More!
About The Instructor
The instructor at SATSD, Sifu Rodgers, has practiced Tai Chi for over 30 years & taught for nearly 20 of them as well. He teaches the Yang Style, long form (108 postures) in a relaxed, flowing, and patient manner including traditional Chinese weapons such as sword, fan, and more. Always welcoming beginners, belt testing is done as students are ready for it.
A Path To
We look forward to assisting you on your path to the best health your body can achieve!
The Best Health Your Body Can Achieve!
Tai chi training first and foremost involves learning solo routines, known as forms. And while the image of tai chi in popular culture is typified by exceedingly slow movement, many styles (including the three most popular, yang, wu and chen) have secondary forms of a faster pace. The other half of traditional tai chi training (though many modern schools disregard it entirely) are partner exercises known as pushing hands, as well as martial applications of the postures of the form. It’s becoming increasingly popular around the world, both as a basic exercise program and as a complement to other health care methods. According to the Mayo Clinic, health benefits include stress reduction, greater balance and increased flexibility — especially for older adults.